Welcome to the SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program. SEEDS creates applied research and interdisciplinary partnerships between students, faculty, staff and community partners to advance sustainability ideas, policies, and practices and create societal impacts by using the Campus as a Living Laboratory.
Sparks collaborations across disciplines and organizations, and tests solutions to sustainability challenges using our Campus as a Living Lab
Enables research collaborations and enhances capacity to find sustainability solutions
Creates opportunities for students to earn course credit, develop professional skills and experience
Supports faculty to integrate applied research and sustainability into curriculum, and provide students with impactful learning experiences

Students

The SEEDS Sustainability Program provides an applied learning experience through collaboration with faculty members, staff, and community partners.

Faculty

Are you a UBC faculty member who’d like to integrate sustainability curriculum and align applied research projects with learning outcomes? Join our extensive network of partners on campus.

Staff and Community Partners

Do you need applied research to help inform your sustainability strategy? The SEEDS Sustainability Program brings UBC faculty, staff, and community partners together.

Featured Projects

SEEDS projects address a broad range of social, ecological, and economic sustainability issues. Since the program began, over 1,000 projects have been completed through 12 different faculties and schools.

UBC Food System Project

The UBC Food System Project is a collaborative, cross-campus initiative that brings together partners from teaching and learning, operations, and research to improve food systems.

CBIRD

The Campus Biodiversity Initiative: Research and Demonstration (CBIRD) is the first campus-wide initiative of its kind at a Canadian university.

About SEEDS

SEEDS is an internationally recognized and replicated program. Applied research projects advance social, ecological and economic sustainability through impactful community-based collaborations.

SEEDS Sustainability Library

The SEEDS Sustainability Library is a comprehensive repository of applied research and knowledge. It’s a key tool for decision makers. Open access applied research reports contribute to a body of knowledge, learning and action to ignite sustainability ideas, policies and practices, and enable the broader community to learn, apply and build on previous research.

Biodiversity
Buildings
Climate
Community
Energy
Finance
Food
Health
Land
Materials
Procurement
Transportation
Waste
Water
Wellbeing
Xiaodan (Daria) Jiang, Jing Dong, Uyen Nhi (Nhi) Pham Tran, Yuxuan (Jesse) Gu, Yolanda Fu Athletics & Recreation: Lyz Gilgunn; Athletics & Recreation: Mike Tan; Kinesiology, School of: Matt Fagan; Kinesiology, School of: Thalia Otamendi KIN 464 Community, Health, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Negin Riazi 2018-2019 PDF
Pauline (Grace) De La Cruz, Maria Golovko, Rachel Lee, Calista Leung Arts, Faculty of: Geoffrey Kyle Gooderham; Campus + Community Planning: Bud Fraser PSYC 321 Buildings, Community, Water Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2018-2019 PDF
Jason Khuu, Vineet (Viny) Saini, Sage Sarabosing, Arnohn Cabigon Athletics & Recreation: Lyz Gilgunn; Athletics & Recreation: Michael Tan; Kinesiology, School of: Matt Fagan; Kinesiology, School of: Thalia Otamendi KIN 464 Health, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Negin Riazi 2018-2019 PDF
Clare Talbot, Caroline Findikliev, Christina Davie, Yu Hong (Edward) Lau, Emma Noroian, Nicole Pereyaslavsky Campus + Community Planning: Bud Fraser PSYC 321 Buildings, Waste Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2018-2019 PDF
Akira Parag, Nishtha Parag, Harika Parag, Hanae Okano Athletics & Recreation: Lyz Gilgunn; Athletics & Recreation: Michael Tan; Kinesiology, School of: Matt Fagan; Kinesiology, School of: Thalia Otamendi KIN 464 Health, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Negin Riazi 2018-2019 PDF
Stanley Cho, Jose (Jolo) Du, Jianchao Huang, Casper Leung, Chia Wei (Michael) Wu Campus + Community Planning: Bud Fraser PSYC 321 Buildings, Waste Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2018-2019 PDF
Kyle Uy, Matthew Anthony, Kyle Mifflin, Ian Standish, Brandon Gatchalian Athletics & Recreation: Lyz Gilgunn; Athletics & Recreation: Michael Tan; Kinesiology, School of: Matt Fagan; Kinesiology, School of: Thalia Otamendi KIN 464 Health, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Negin Riazi 2018-2019 PDF
Chun Hin Trevor Kwan, Conner Lang, Joshua (Josh) Hill, Naima Mansuri, Caroline Pilat, Michael Choi Campus + Community Planning: Bud Fraser PSYC 321 Buildings, Waste Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2018-2019 PDF
Ramon (Enzo) Victoria, Henry Liang, Jamie Chan, Sabrina Gaspar, Sumayya Dean Athletics & Recreation: Lyz Gilgunn; Athletics & Recreation: Michael Tan; Kinesiology, School of: Matt Fagan; Kinesiology, School of: Thalia Otamendi KIN 464 Health, Wellbeing Kinesiology, School of: Negin Riazi 2018-2019 PDF
Zeyi Zhang, Ying Yi (Stella) Hong, Jiabei (Lizzy) Jiang, Pengwei (Steven) Tao Arts, Faculty of: Geoffrey Kyle Gooderham; Campus + Community Planning: Bud Fraser PSYC 321 Community, Food, Waste Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability: Jiaying Zhao 2018-2019 PDF

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